This was the most enjoyable read (or listen) of the series so far. The reader fave each and every character in the book it's own unique voice.
Only drawback was the pronunciation of Kaylan's name. It's not Collin, dude!
This is not a children's story. Highly adult material, though not porno, it's disturbing. Very insightful to play out both sides of the spectrum, good/bad. The story is set up that both sides fail, and both sides win.
How does an entire audiobook get recorded with the narrator mispronouncing the main character's name!! "Kah-Lan" has become "Collin" - confusing at times as well as irritating. Also, Chandalen now talks in Marlon Brando's Godfather voice. Also disturbing. Still, story is good so get past this one for the next book.
I wish the narrator would have at least listened to the work of the narrators prior to him to see how they pronounce characters names. Khaylen is being pronounced as callen by this narrator. this is troublesome when another secondary character is named carrah and they share a far bit of the early chapters. the continual change of narrators when I am listening to the series straight through gets fairly annoying. I love the series, the story is amazing, but changing characters voices and pronouncing names differently tends to take me out of the immersion. the dresden files did a great job with sticking with one narrator in James marsters. wish this series would do the same.
I have loved this series for some time now. I have read the whole of it and now I enjoy listening to it. I think this narrator is a wonderful narrator. He is getting a bad wrap because he Pronounces Kahlan as Colin in stead of how the other narrators have pronounced it Kaylynn. While I did find that annoying, if you look at the spelling of the name, it should probably be pronounced Colin... If you can get over the pronunciation of her name, the rest of the narration was wonderful. His ability to give unique voices to all the characters, his use of effects for spirit voices and the recalling of others words. His emotions in the description of events, his addition of laughter and cries when appropriate, his ability to weave in the sarcasm, love, hate, and other emotions of the characters as they speak. Everything about this narrators abilities to make this book a true joy to hear shows a rare ability among narrators to truly bring a story to life. Dick Hill's narration of the rest of the book made it easy for me to hear the different pronunciation of Kahlan's name.
Dick Hill is one of the better narrators on Audible, but he did blow the pronunciation of Khalan's name. Other than that, Hill was fantastic and far better than Jim Bond who sounds like a robot. But don't worry, by the end of the first chapter, you will be accustomed to Hill's pronunciation and the book itself is well worth the credit and a great continuation of the series.
Looking to future books of the series, I am dreading more books narrated by Jim Bond.
17 hours in. Way too much "Colin", for hours at a time. Nothing positive ever happens in this world... EVER. unending plethora of negative events. This book makes me hope kahlan dies just to end constantly listening from her perspective. awful narrator. this book is a trudge, series is now dead to me.
It's not that the performance was bad, but Mr. Hill seems to not have listened to any of the previous books or have ever seen the TV show, "Legend of the Seeker." It was very irritating to hear Kahlin's name pronounced "Collin" instead of "Kaylin" after so many books and a TV show referring to her as "Kaylin." It just bothered the heck out of me through the entire story!!! It's like he just arbitrarily changed her name. I don't know the exact pronunciation of "Kahlin," but if I had been reading book number 4 or 5 of any series, I would've made an effort to continue the names as the listeners had come to know them. Could you imagine "Harry Potter" becoming "Huhreye Poterre" in the 4th or 5th book? It's obnoxious to listen to, but the story is good enough to suffer through it.